Shikotsu-Tōya National Park

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Shikotsu-Tōya National Park
支笏洞爺国立公園
IUCN category II (national park)
Laketoya 01.jpg
Lake Tōya (October 2007)
Map showing the location of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park
Map showing the location of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park
Location of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park in Japan
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Coordinates 42°40′0″N 141°0′0″E / 42.66667°N 141.00000°E / 42.66667; 141.00000Coordinates: 42°40′0″N 141°0′0″E / 42.66667°N 141.00000°E / 42.66667; 141.00000
Area 993.02 km²
Established May 16, 1949
Governing body Ministry of the Environment

Shikotsu-Tōya National Park (支笏洞爺国立公園 Shikotsu Tōya Kokuritsu Kōen?) is a national park in the western part of the island of Hokkaidō, Japan. Named after the volcanic caldera lakes of Lake Shikotsu and Lake Tōya, it has a total area of 993.02 square kilometers. The popular hot spring resort of Noboribetsu is also within the park.

It can be divided into roughly five areas:

Mount Tarumae as seen from Lake Shikotsu

Notable features[edit]

At the foot of Mount Tarumae on the north-west side one can find the impressive moss-covered cavern or Koke-no-domon.

Mt.Yotei
Mt.Yotei
Noboribetsu hot spring
Noboribetsu hot spring

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